Mental health is a growing issue in our communities. Too many times have individuals committed a crime, possibly due to their mental illness, we've thrown them in jail without the necessary resources to treat those illnesses, and eventually we release them from jail. They commit the same crime, due to the same mental illness, thus creating a cycle and a burden on the people. We must acknowledge that certain individuals have no control over their affliction, and instead of just throwing them into a cell, we must provide psychological services to them. Mental illness is perpetual, therefore we need to care for these people.